Stranger Things Book Tag

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Hello Guys!
I haven’t done a Tag-post in ages so when I came across the Stranger Things Book Tag, I got really excited! As you know, I recently finished watching the show and now I don’t know what to do with my life anymore 😛
However, I found this awesome Tag over at Kat’s blog Life and Other Disasters (and also the cool graphics). Since she told everyone to consider themselves tagged, I take the chance – here we go!

 

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THE FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES THAT LEFT YOU INTRIGUED AND SLIGHTLY CONFUSED

A Game of Thrones - CoverFor this question I’ll go with A Game of Thrones, the first book in George R. R. Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire. The book is a masterpiece but there are so many characters and plot strings, you will most definitely end up confused.
To be honest, it took me the entire first two books to completely figure out who’s who and what’s going on.
However, I was hooked from page one and can’t wait for Martin to finally finish the next part! Continue reading

3 Movies that are better than the Books they are based on

It’s extremely hard to turn an amazing book into a film that does it justice. I’ve seen great novel’s completely messed up on the screen. But there are a few movies that actually did better than their original! Read on to find out which adaptations outdo the books they are based on!

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower:
To perfectly honest, I didn’t like the book at all. It wasn’t very creative or catchy. For me it felt like it consists solely of clichĂ©s. But all the reasons that made me dislike the book were done wonderfully for the adaptation. The movie has a faster pace, the characters are more amiable and it feels warmer and nicer in general. The book annoyed me but as it turns out, I works just perfectly on screen!

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5 popular and famous books that are completely overrated

There are some books everybody loves. Books that have basically reached some untouchable cult status. But after reading several of those praised novels, I was disappointed. Read on to find out which books I’d never touch again…
(There are detailed reviews on all of the books, if you want to find out more check out the links!)

 

1. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald):

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I can’t even tell you how many great things I heard about this book – everything from “a classic” to “must read for everybody”. But my excitement started to fade rather quickly.
For some reason all of the characters remained shallow until the end of the story. No way you could bond with any of them. The story didn’t hold any surprises, in fact I never even managed to thrill me. There was no point throughout the whole book where Fitzgerald would have managed to get under my skin. For me Gatsby is not that great. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Lord of the Rings – Return of the King

The final part of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Ring trilogy. I am finally done, so here we go!

The Plot:
Frodo and Sam simply walk into Mordor.
In the mean time Gondor struggles with holding the city against the Orcs. But they still have a glimmer of hope: the return of the king.

 

Book vs. Movie:
First of all, this was by far my favourite book of the series. It’s written far better than the other parts. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers

I finished reading the second installment of The Lord of the Rings. Finding the time to watch the movie was a bit difficult, but I’m done, so here we go =)

 

The Plot:
The Fellowships splits up and the story follows three plotlines: Frodo and Sam who head for Mordor, Merry and Pippin who are captured by Orcs and Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas who try to rescue them.

 

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